Pirates of Penzance

Chopin Theater
1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
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The Hypocrites present Pirates of Penzance, featuring music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert, with a new arrangement by Kevin O'Donnell. Sean Graney directs. Sappy pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and a stuffy Major General. Gilbert and Sullivan's hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. However, as Frederic was born on leap year, the Pirate King claims Frederic must remain an apprentice until his 21st birthday, when Frederic will be 84. Artistic Director Sean Graney brings his singular sense of humor to one of the most beloved operettas of all time.

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